Restore-SPSite (DAT file) and build version

May 20, 2014 at 9:07 PM
Is there a better way to package SPSite objects for this project? Maybe a content database full BAK?

I ask because the Restore-SPSite cmdlet can fail if build numbers mismatch. DAT files for this CodePlex project appear to be SharePoint 2013 RTM (15.0.4420.1017) http://toddklindt.com/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=346

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However, if you attempt to install this CodePlex project on a newer system Restore-SPSite would likely fail. That would include any Windows Server 2012 R2 because of the SP1 slipstream requirement. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2891274

Would a content database full SQL BAK to a better way to package SPSite data for restore into any version?
Coordinator
Jul 13, 2014 at 11:59 AM
Hi Jeff,

I agree, the reason I didn't use a .bak in the first place is due to the size. However, I am working on the latest release now that you will be able to deploy to any version of SharePoint 2013, I may have it finished by tomorrow. However, I travel every Sunday night and on the road through Thursday. So, if not completed tomorrow it will be next weekend and will include new Navigation, Branding, and a few new dashboards.

I just release the SQL 2014 Content Pack, please let me know what you think...


Cheers,

-Ivan
Jul 13, 2014 at 3:49 PM
Cool stuff, thanks Ivan! Sounds awesome. Yeah, I've been meaning to build a new SP2013 2 VM lab from scratch with WinSrv 2012 R2 (mainly to get IE11 for JavaScript debug).

It would be fun to include these BI demos with an "after" snapshot once I have the core install stable. You're doing fantastic work here! BI is a feature with great potential but so many users have a hard time getting started. Infrastructure delay and hurdles to install/configure are part of that. Having work examples like this is a smart way to educate and lower the getting started barrier.

Keep up the great work!
Jul 16, 2014 at 4:51 PM
Did you see Critical Path Training 125pg PDF on Major Update to our SharePoint VM Build Guide (BI)? http://hosted-p0.vresp.com/466075/accd598650/ARCHIVE

I haven't walked through the steps but appears to have 5 SQL instances. Very interesting.
  1. relational - SP core
  2. SSAS - multi
  3. SSAS - tab
  4. SSAS - PowerPivot
  5. relational - Access 2013
Cheers!
Jun 5, 2015 at 9:21 PM
Hi Evan,

I am a SharePoint developer and I am trying to install Self service BI to learn new features of it for my Organization.
However I get this Restore-SPSite command error during installation after I followed steps created by spjeff.

I tried SP2013 with SP1 and then SP2013 to restore the .dat file but still getting the same error.

Can you help me getting rid of this problem?

Thanks,
Chirag